U.S. Customs

SBD serves a highly global community, with a high demand for international travel services. SBD is a user-fee customs airport located in the desirable Southern California market, authorized to process international flights. To help our passengers, businesses and aviation customers prepare for and meet their international travel needs, the newly opened International Terminal provides efficient and convenient processing for international flights arriving at or departing from San Bernardino International Airport.

International Flight Clearance

Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policy requires General Aviation and Charter Aircraft to stop at the Southern U.S. Border for clearance. An Overflight Exemption will allow an aircraft to fly past the border to another Port of Entry to clear CBP.

Once an application for a Southern Border Overflight Exemption (BOE) is received, the process may take 4 – 12 weeks. Air ambulances may request a one-time exemption.

Completed forms should be mailed to:

Landing Rights Office
Customs and Border Protection
11099 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Pilots with questions regarding the application can call or e-mail the following:

Landing Rights Office, CBP – LAX:
(310) 348-4690

CBP San Bernardino International Airport:
Office Phone: (909) 382-7291
Cell Phone: (909) 663-7833

U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Public Bulletin No. LA13 regarding Changes to Southern Border BOE Process

CPB Form 442 - Application for Exemption from Special Landing Requirements (Overflight)
CPB Form 442A - Overflight Pilot / Crewmember Personal Information Release


Landing Rights Request

Information for International Flights which are arriving at, or departing from the San Bernardino International Airport

SBD is a User Fee Airport.

Landing Rights Request:

  • Should be made with SBD CBP between 0800-1530 PST for same day arrival, with a one hour minimum notice.
  • Should be made with the SBD CBP Office M-F , 0800-1530 PST for any future weekday or weekend arrivals.
  • Should be made no later than 1530 on Friday, for a Saturday, Sunday, or a Monday morning arrival before 0800.

Making an after hours request for permission to land with an ETA for that night or that weekend:
  • Pilot needs to call the CBP cell phone for the Duty Officer (909-663-7833) to request Landing Rights. Voice mail messages will NOT be considered a notice of arrival. The pilot must verbally communicate with the Duty Officer to request permission to land at SBD after hours. In some cases permission to land will not be granted by the Duty Officer.
  • The request for Landing Rights must be made at least 2.5 hours prior to the aircraft’s arrival at SBD on weekends or holidays. When the aircraft arrives before the arrival of the Duty Officer , the crew and passenger(s) must remain onboard the aircraft.

After permission to land had been granted:

  • Contact Luxivair SBD with expected ETA (phone 909-382-6068).
  • Transmit flight & passenger information to EAPIS.
  • EAPIS Arrival/Departure Location codes (Port Code 2782)
    • KSBD for General Aviation Aircraft
    • SBD for Charter / Commercial Aircraft
  • Firms Code: Z737

Office Phone: 909-382-7291
Cell Phone: 909-663-7833

General Declarations for Arriving and Departing Commercial / Charter flights may be e-mailed to: SBIACUSTOMS@CBP.DHS.GOV

Click here for a PDF copy of Landing Rights Request information.


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